Top husband-and-wife folk duo coming to The Civic

A duo who have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most enduring partnerships are to appear at The Civic later this month.

Twice recent winners of the BBC 2 Radio Folk Award  for the Best Duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have earned an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence’.

Their greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.

With their new album ‘Personae’, the husband and wife duo introduce  a host of new characters and stories from their energetic musical imaginations. Self-penned songs sit comfortably alongside traditional ballads to provide an eclectic and varied evening of music and song.

Their last two albums – ‘Hidden People’ & ‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’ – were highly praised.

The couple have experienced 20 years of music-making with the likes of Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands.

“Kathryn Roberts’ smoky, assertive vocals are a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart.” – Billboard Magazine

  • Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman will be at The Civic  on Friday 23 March at 8:00pm Tickets are £14.50
  •  For more information and to book visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.


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